52nd annual Membership Exhibit during the “Celebration of Art” event on March 24.

“PICK YOUR CANVAS” is this year’s exhibit theme and allowed artists the choice of four different canvas styles to work on in any permanent or mixed medium. The styles include: 10” x 10” wood cradle panel, 12” x 12” canvas, 6” x 12” canvas, or two 6”x 6” canvases and were provided by the FAA.


Four “Outstanding Art Works” were selected from twenty eight  participating artists by the judge David Kraemer.

Those receiving the honors were (right side of easel r to l)         

Gin Lammert for “Of Crimson & Gold”,

Jessica Kirby for “Donuts”,

Mark Shafer for “Four Seasons”

and kneeling John Preston for “Jar Full of June”.

On the far left is Susan Bomzer whose painting earlier was selected “Favorite” by popular vote.

Fairfield artists participating ~
Irene Murphy, Cindy Ballou, Laura Weinberg, Elaine Duncan, Vicki Gautherat,
Joyce Schindler, Kathryn Daller, John Preston, Jim DeArmon, Alex DeArmon,
Deb DeArmon, Care Connet, Susan Noll Thicke, Ann Bosold, Rolf Erickson, Kathleen Tachet, Mark Shafer, Cynthia Sterling, Susan Bomzer, Pam Lander,
Ingrid Saterstrom, David Pattison and Suzan Bates Kessel.
~Those from out of town ~
Albia: Annette Scieszinski,
Washington: Kathleen Almelien and JoAnne Worley
Keosauqua: Debbie Finney
Ft. Madison: Jessica Kirby and Carlene Atwater
Pulaski: Gin Lammert and Deb Baughman
Ottumwa: Dori Lewman.